Origin of cadmiumModern Latin from Classical Latin cadmia, zinc ore from Classical Greek kadmeia(g?), Cadmean (earth) (so called because found near Thebes, home of Cadmus) + -ium: so named (1817) by F. Strohmeyer (1776-1835), German chemist, because frequently found associated, association with zinc
Origin of cadmiumLatin cadmīa calamine (the ore of zinc from which cadmium was first extracted as an impurity) ( from Greek kadmeia (gē) Theban (earth) ) ( from Kadmos Cadmus ; see Cadmus . ) -ium
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- A metallic chemical element (symbol Cd) with an atomic number of 48.
From Greek Καδμεία (calamine), a Cadmium-bearing mixture of minerals, which was named after the god, Κάδμος (Cadmus)